My Month in Writing: May 2021
After setting (and meeting) my “publish 20 stories this month” goal in April, I decided to set aside specific expectations for May and just keep up a regular writing practice.
Surprisingly, I maintained decent momentum even without specific numeric goals this month. It felt good to release expectations a little, even if I did feel a bit dulled and tired towards the end of the month, like I’ve run out of things to write about. I think we all know that feeling now and again, though, so I’m not considering my lack of specific goals responsible.
I managed to write and publish 23 stories in May, even with what I put out in April. I’ll highlight some of my favorites below, if you’d like to check them out!
- While eagerly awaiting my first solo trip in two years, I penned down some thoughts on The Joy Of Anticipating Travel for World Traveler’s Blog
- A stroll down memory lane brought me to think about the time my friends and I stayed in a 50+ community in Florida
- Post Getaway, I recounted the experience of renting a tiny cabin and building a campfire of one’s own in World Traveler’s Blog
Books and Reading
- It’s been a big month at my publication, Your Book Friend, where I launched a new series called What We’re Reading Wednesdays. These bi-weekly posts are a space to chat about current reads.
- With road trip summer back on the menu, I gathered a few audiobook recommendations for Books Are Our Superpower
- So many book reviews hit the internet this month! I’ll spotlight my review of People We Meet on Vacation for Coffee Time Reviews, because this book was a real treat.
- I finally finished drafting up this article about my daily 3-card Tarot and Oracle spread, which helps me get the creative juices flowing in the morning by tapping into my intuition
So, there’s my highlights for this month! It’s been a surprisingly productive goal-free writing month, and I also began drafting my first memoir (!!).
In addition to all the writing fun, I also jumped into Bookstagram by creating an account for Your Book Friend. What a lovely little corner of the internet the #Bookstagram community is!
Heading into June, I’m excited to put up the recap of the best books I read in May, and even more excited to reflect on the first half of the reading year!
I can hardly believe we’re nearly halfway through 2021. How has your year been so far, in writing and in life?
Thanks so much for catching up on my month in writing! If you’re feeling generous and would like to support my continued writing endeavors, I’d be so grateful if you bought me a coffee.